From the Homefront: Special needs advocate named Coast Guard Spouse of the Year

When her son was first diagnosed with autism, Mary Nelson struggled to find the right services for him. She didn’t know where to go or whom to ask for help or information. Little things compounded and they became big issues. Since then, she has aimed to make sure no one else struggles in the same way. Her efforts earned her this year’s Armed Forces Insurance Coast Guard Spouse of the Year award.


Autism Awareness Day 2015

Four years ago, President Barack Obama proclaimed April 2, as World Autism Awareness Day and called upon the American public to learn more about autism and take a more active role in the support of individuals affected by this developmental condition.


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Autism Awareness

The Coast Guard is committed to providing support to Coast Guard personnel who have family members diagnosed with ASD. The Family Resource Specialists in each Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice are available to provide information and referral to local military and civilian resources and services.